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If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all 如果你没有好话要说,就什么也别说

今日短语

英语谚语 “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” 的字面意思是:“如果你说不出什么好话,就干脆什么也别说”。它用来告诫人们,不要说刻薄的话,做人要厚道。

这句谚语也可以这样说:
1. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
2. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
3. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
4. If you can’t be nice, be quiet.

例句

My grandfather was a very wise man, and he always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’.
我爷爷很有智慧,他以前总和我说:“如果你说不出好话,就什么也不要说。”

I know Max can be annoying, but we shouldn’t complain. You know what they say: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
我知道麦克斯有时候很烦人,但我们不应该抱怨。俗话说得好:“若不能善言善语,请缄口不语。”

I walked into class and heard some of my students saying some mean things about the new kid. I told them: “If you can’t be nice, be quiet.”
我走进课堂时,听到我的一些学生在说那个新来的孩子的坏话。于是我告诉他们:“如果你不能善待他人,就安静点。”


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